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. it is his republican opponent, mr. romney, who has generally done his best to avoid the subject altogether. i have to say, credit where credit's due. today while he still did not go there directly, at least, at last, finally, today mitt romney got close to the subject. >> we have huge numbers of our men and women that are returning from conflict that are seeking counseling, psychological counseling, and can't find that counseling within our system. and, of course, record numbers of suicides. this is a crisis. >> that was mitt romney speaking today in springfield, virginia, to the american legion. and, no, he is still not apparently able to say anything about the war directly, but at least today where you saw him there, he did mention that this war has produced an outcome of war. which is american war veterans. neither the war nor its veterans were mentioned, of course, in mr. romney's speech to the nation upon becoming his party's nominee for president. he's trying to fix the veterans part of that oversight. he really as a candidate still seems incapable of talking about the war he would b
from the way mr. romney was beaten in 2008. it may have left his campaign determined that he not get stuck with the flip flopper label again. even though they leave the ads with the lies in them up and sometimes mr. romney goes on tv invents a brand new policy position he's never had before. after he does that, his staff follows behind him and quietly releasing statements faeg back his quotes. when mr. romney was asked in an interview last week about one of his immigration advisers. he said he could not confirm whether kris kobch was part of his team. and they yes, he's a romney campaign adviser. so he tells an interview he's never met with him but his campaign says what he said was not true. same thing happened last month when mr. romney came out with a whole new policy position on abortion rights. >> i'm in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest in the health of the life of the mother. >> he says he believes abortion should be allowed to protect a woman's health. afterwards the campaign said that's not what he believes. he doesn't actually support the legal ri
points in florida. that is absolutely a must win state for romney. mr. obama now opening up a 12 point lead in pennsylvania according to this poll. that's a state, though, republicans have all but written off. those numbers echo polling from the "washington post" which gave the president an eight point advantage in ohio but put him up only four points in the state of florida. ohio in particular shaping up as a critical battleground. mitt romney spending his third consecutive day there. president obama will be in the state this morning. today's "new york times" reporting that aides to mitt romney say the republican candidate and paul ryan will campaign together now much more often in the coming weeks. according to the report, the move underscores concerns that mr. romney is not generating enough excitement on his own and need mrs. ryan to fire up the supporters. that may have been evident as you'll see here during a campaign stop yesterday outside dayton, ohio. >> wow. that's quite a guy, isn't it? paul ryan. romney/ryan, romney/ryan, romney/ryan. there we go. that's great. thank you. >
, senior adviser to the romney campaign. >> i don't own stock in either fannie mae or freddie mac. mr. speaker i know that sounds like an enormous revelation. but have you checked your own investments? you also have investments in mutual funds that invest in fannie mae and freddie mac. [ female announcer ] food, meet flavor. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it into skillet dishes, for an instant dose of... hell-o! [ female announcer ] get recipes at flavorboost.com. bill: a major scare for passengers onboard two american airline flights. their seats came loose in mid-flight. an american airlines pilot putting the heat on the company for that. >> american airlines operates the oldest fleet in america. as your car gets older it requires more maintenance. as our aircraft gets older it requires more maintenance. not just pilots can write an aircraft. there are 1,000 furlough notices. bill: what needs to happen here? this has happened before and just in the past week? what's going on? >> reporter: this is the third report
romney has on his hands. in an op-ed, rove says, quote, mr. romney must call out the president. that is not so easy. mr. romney can't call mr. obama a liar. that's too harsh a word that would backfire. mr. romney must instead set the record straight in a presidential tone firm, respectful, but not deferential. joining me to talk about it from washington, richard goodstein, a democratic strategist who helped get al gore ready for the debates in 2000. on the phone from nebraska, brett o'donnell who is debate coach for mitt romney for part of the republican primary season. good afternoon to both of you gentlemen. >> good to be with you. >> let me start with you. tell me about the balance that romney has to strike, calling out, calling out president obama without appearing to be unfair or perhaps even nasty. >> well, i think it's all a matter of tone and language. and for governor romney, i would describe it as being respectfully but passionately aggressive. so in the way he refers to the president, referring to him as mr. president, with all due respect, but he also can't let that
. and newt gingrich will join us, and wednesday night, mrs. romney will be here, you don't want to miss that. go to greta wire.com. good night fro greatest governmn earth. >> kimberly: hello, everyone. i'm kimberly guilfoyle along with bob beckel, eric bolling, dana perino and brian kilmeade. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: president obama made his way to new york city this afternoon for the united nations general assembly. world leaders are gathering but the president is not going to meet privately with any of them. so far he turned down a meeting with israel prime minister this week to talk about stopping iran. but what does mr. obama have time to do while he is here? at this very moment he's wrapping up an interview with the lovely ladies of "the view." priorities, priorities, priorities. what do you think about this? right call? >> eric: right about now, he is being asked hard hitting question, like what is your favorite color or favorite food. >> dana: favorite app. >> eric: perhaps. ridiculous. so many bad things going non-world, especially in light
iran. and here's what mr. romney said regarding that call. >> i do not believe that in the final analysis we will have to use military action. i certainly hope we don't have to. i can't -- i can't take that option off the table. >> seems like a little softer stance there from mitt romney coming out now, too. no talk of red lines. so what's going on overall? >> well, clearly the president's policy is the one that everyone is coalescing around. even mitt romney finds it hard to disagree with a notion that we should have a diplomatic solution. some of his advisers like john bolton, however, argued for bombing yesterday. but that flies in the face of a broad swath of bipartisan security experts who argue that bombing iran would facility their acquisition of a nuclear weapon. >> okay, joel rubin. many thanks for coming on. >> thank you. >> office politics. savannah guthrie tells me about her latest interview with president obama and the questions she wish she had asked him. why should our wallets tell us what our favorite color is? every room deserves to look great. and every footstep
ad on mr. romney's 47% remark. let's play it. here it is. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them, who believe that they're entitled to health care, and to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> that is one tough ad. you're putting faces to those words. amie has the romney camp come up with any effective counter to it or is this going to be a theme for the next 38 days? >> i think it will be a theme for the next 38 days. they are trying to respond to it. you saw this week, he touted his health care law in massachusetts, which was a little awkward for him. but he's kind of showing that he does have an empathetic side. but meanwhile the obama campaign is also coming back. they're releasing new web ad this morning. they're slamming him for bain again for his private equity experi
. not that cold evil mr. meanie, mr. romney. if a message features miley as the messenger, the intended recipient is as deep as contact lens. maybe it will get the youth to vote for obama. unless "twilight' on. >> bob: isn't that hanna montana? >> greg: used to be. >> bob: i hate that show. barney. that's the other one. if i could have shot that dinosaur i would have shot him 100,000 times. >> greg: well, that is wrong. i think you owe barney an apology. >> greg: do you think having rich young self-satisfied ecocentric people telling you oh to vote or what to vote or what to do? >> dana: i have never been one to be star struck. certainly not by the crew that just ran through. >> greg: dierks bentley. >> dana: okay, if he told me to -- >> eric: vote for obama? >> dana: even that, i could not do that. >> greg: if he didn't drive you to the voting booth and tell you to vote for obama? >> dana: i'd pretend i would vote for obama. country music stars don't tell you who to vote for. they make their living pretending to be somebody else. that is why they're confused and they don't understand the tea par
in recent weeks mr. romney has been able to get on offense. he was criticized for his early statements suggesting that the cairo embassy remarks attacks on benghazi were inappropriate. when you look at the subsequent list of alleged gaffs, misstatements and inappropriate rhetoric the president has been accused of even suggesting egypt isn't an ally made it possible for mr. romney to take more offensive approach on foreign policy and go up against the president to suggest he has not been a strong leader. bill: carl we'll be back to you in a moment. as soon as we see governor romney we'll bring our viewers to that event. meanwhile another one in new york and martha has that. martha: big day here. after governor romney, the president will address world leaders at the united nations general assembly this morning. that is expected to get underway 10:00 eastern time. we're getting an advanced look at some of what the president is expected to say this morning. chief white house correspondent ed henry is in the new york newsroom. ed, how is the president expected to address in his comments tod
rd. >> krystal, wanted to cut mr. romney some slack. to be fair, the area that he is up is until budget deficit and he's winning in the polls 4%. it's the only area that he beats the president 4% in terms of the deficit. but before you celebrate that -- >> i'm celebrating that. >> -- the bloomberg poll finds that 50% of americans view him unfavorably. 50%. that's the worst september rating for a presidential challenger in three decades of the poll. the worst. >> it's really bad. and you've got republicans saying, just wait for the debates. that's when people are going to tune in. >> every time he's had one of these moments -- and every time he's had one of these moments, not only has he failed to capitalize on them, in fact, he's fallen further behind. i don't think mitt romney is up to the task of turning this thing around and i don't think there are enough undecided voters left. >> bob, he's still digging in, feeling he could win white working-class voters in ohio on this welfare claim. he's sticking to his guns on the claim that the president wants to roll back work requiremen
nine points over mr. romney. absentee bat los -- but can the congressman and governor romney close the deal in the badger state in the imagine who scareded off against scott walker against in the gub natural torl elections, mayor barrett, thank you so much for joining me. so the president hit the 50% mark in her state. how could you compare the president -- >> well, it's rising and i think when paul ryan was first name as a presidential-vice presidential can dwat. the president was here last week, he'll be here later this week. i think they know they're not going to have a 14-point victory here. but they're hoping to please the deal pretty soon. >> is that what you attribute this surge to? >> well, i think that is certainly one of the factors, but i think another one is that the president does have a strong ground game here in wisconsin and as you can imagine, there's going to be a much larger turnout in the november election than in any of the previously election. that always brings a lot of students out. but they're working very, very hard here, the obama campaign has got a very,
, this is an inept campaign, obviously. but i don't know why mr. romney wants to talk about taxes because whenever he talks about taxes it just remind people of his own tax returns that we haven't seen. and lawrence, he paid what, 14%? 14.1% on massive amounts of money that he received. the average ohioan pays 20.1% compared to mitt romney's 14.1%. that fact alone should cause mitt romney to want to stay away from the discussion of taxes. but i still think that there's something in his tax returns that would be so damaging that he knows that it would be a deal breaker with the american people and that's why we probably will never see his tax returns. but i think that's very telling and i think that, as well as the cayman islands, the swiss bank account, his investments in multiple countries around the world, the fact that he called paul ryan's budget a marvel us budget. this man's got lots of problems and i don't think he can solve them in the next 44 or 43 days. >> thank you all for joining me tonight. >> thanks, lawrence. >>> coming up, another episode of mitt vs mitt. mitt romney contradicted once
tongue she used last week. last night appear on jay leno's "tonight show," mrs. romney was asked about her "stop it" remark on radio. >> i liked seeing you get mad. did you get feedback? >> no, no. i stepped out of the interview and said, oh, dear, was i a lotle strong. everyone i've seen has givenmy high fives. >>> joining me now is melissa harris-perry, host of the melissa harris-perry show here on msnbc. she went on to give a little more background of her frustration. let's take a moment. >> i will tell you, jay, that four years ago, it's a hard thing to do this, especially being the wife and having to listen to all this stuff all the time. four years ago i made a videotape and on the videotape i looked in the camera and i said, mitt, this is for your, sweetheart. i'm never doing this again. >> oh, really. >> yes. and i showed it to him and he looked at it and he said, you know, ann, you say that after every pregnancy. >> not a time taped video or time capsule after the second, third, fourth, son there. we have been watching a lot of people being critical of ann romney's tougher ton
that the media is rooting for mitt romney to do well in these debates. she goes on to say that people think mr. romney's rich, doesn't understand regular people's lives, not sure he can turn things around. he has to prove that he's a pair of safe hands. if romney hasn't been able to do that so far, how can he lay the ground work for it now? >> look, he's got a huge audience. a number of these people have not seen him to the extent that all of us have seen him. >> and an unfiltered audience. there's no filter between the two now. >> yeah, definitely it's an opportunity for him. it's going to be hard. we donate ha't have a lot of ti left. a narrative has been set. these swing states have seen a ton of advertising from the obama campaign, casting hip as a very rich, out of touch guy. and i've got to tell you, it's working. i was in new hampshire yesterday. i was in a very economically depressed part of the state, and those voters, they have a very strong impression of mitt romney. they do see him as somebody who is not an advocate of the middle class. somebody who's a little too rich to understan
on the two campaigns' ongoing debate preps. here is what they said about romney's prep. quote, mr. romney's team has concluded that the debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers he's memorized and has been practicing on aides since august. bob shrum, you have been on that particular role, preparing candidates for debate. what do you make of romney, a rather stiff customer to begin with, coming off as sort of a henny youngman or whatever, some sort of a don rickles with some zingers. i don't think of him as a zinger kind of guy where obama is expected to be left helpless. what do you make of that strategy? >> first of all, if you had it, you wouldn't announce it. it's kind of stupid. >> why are they leaking it? >> i don't know. because they're trying to hold onto their people, they're undisciplined, i have no idea. number two, zingers don't exist in a vacuum. it's not just coming up with some funny lines. they have to be part of the fabric of the argument and part of the fabric of who the person is. when ronald reagan said, there you go again, it was
. >> stop lying, mr. president. >> lying? >> yeah! >> what's the lie? >> governor romney is not talking about tax cuts for the wealthy. he says that the wealthy will take just as much under the romney administration as they paid today. >> you can see jersey governor chris christie saying what mitt romney has been claiming, say that this barack obama ads are false. he wants to correct the record on obamacare and medicare, et cetera. very, very tough stuff f. mr. romney can accuse him of lying, that will be a very, very sharp moment. both sides trying to downplay the expectations in all of this, with the belief that if you can set the barlow enough, either one of them can jump over it. >> jamie: we have seen a lot of that. on the sunday shows today. carl, you have been to a number of debates. any inside intel on the keys that the viewers should be watching for from home on wednesday night? >> personality. whether or not each of these men are engaged, empathetic with the voter concerns and have sharp, catchy answers. the battle over facts and who scores the most points or lands the most bl
in a more laser like way on the choice that they have in front of them, mr. romney is an experienced debater, particularly with more recent experience. and what we are focused on, thomas, though, are things like the fact that early voting starts in iowa today and that there's still an opportunity to get registered to vote and we encourage people to go to gottoregister.com so that they can get themselves signed up to register to vote and make sure that they can weigh in on this very clear choice that we have in front of us 40 days from now. >> you make a great point. iowa is the first swing state. . started at 9:00 a.m. eastern. i know that president obama spoke to the des moines register, saying, there isn't a state that is better informed about politics, talking about iowa specifically. mitt romney though finally touting his massachusetts health care law as he tries to make the case that he is a compassionate, conservative, just like george w. bush. take a listen to this interview he gave to nbc's ron allen yesterday. >> throughout this campaign, as well, we've talked about my record in mas
tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on taxes. >> one idea, i admit, one thing he did not do in his first four years which he said he'll do in the next four years and that's to raise taxes. anybody here who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy. >> reporter: no. >> reporter: the attack over taxes is a change for romney who has often accused the president of raising taxes in his first term. romney is looking to jump start his campaign with a good performance in the first debate one week from today. the man who plays mr. obama in mr. romney's mock sessions though tried to lower expectations playing up the president's experience. >> he's been through a lot of those one-on-one debates with a republican. mitt has not, and you think about it, he hasn't had a real debate in ten years because these republican debates tend to be more like candidate forums. >> reporter: tuesday the poet candidates both made whirlwind visits to new york city. president obama addressed the u.n. general assembly, appearing to draw a real line in the sand on iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. >> make no
here. the podium is yours. >> thank you, mr. president. reporter: romney returned the compliment with a joking reference to clinton's speech nominating president obama at the democratic convention. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. >> reporter: from there, romney turned to education policy at a forum sponsored by nbc news. >> we have proven that sending a lot of money to failed schools to pay the same teachers to do the same things will not make any difference. the real key is leadership in drawing the best and brightest to the profession, giving them the right incentives, promoting the very best, helping our students have discipline in the classroom, insisting on the participation of parents. >> reporter: the candidate new york city stop came as another poll. this one from the "washington post" found ohio swinging toward the obama column. no republican has won the white house without ohio. with that
not end in a psyching of sectarian violence. >> woodruff: mr. obama's republican opponent mitt romney cited the same issues before the clinton global initiative conference in new york. but romney implied the real problem is a failure of u.s. leadership. >> a lot of americans are troubled by developments in the middle east. syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. iran is moving toward nuclear weapons capability. >> woodruff: romney used tougher language yesterday in pueblo, colorado. then he criticized the president's remarks in his 60 minutes interview that the arab spring brought many challenges for the u.s. and that there would be bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east not just be merciful or be at mercy to the events in the middle east. >> woodruff: the president also spoke before
preparing for the debate. the president here in las vegas and mr. romney already in denver. the public campaign events did venture out. mr. obama took a rate and mitt romney picked up mexican food for lunch at his hotel. tomorrow night, i live debate coverage because of the previous 7:00 eastern. jim lehrer moderates the debates and after the debate from your calls, e-mails and treats. our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> coming up next, ed miliband a)i"aa! house, senate last author book review speeches and most kinds of things. if i know a bill is coming up on the floor in the house, i watch, you know, which generally want to see because i have them all. if there is a very speech i know that she was covered only book review, i'm going to watch that. when i want to find out somethingit has some value to it, that is going to be one of the places i look. i'm obviously a public broadcasting fan. i watch those. out of a couple hundred channels, i probably have five to 10 at the most, but it's going to include other c-span channels. [applause] >> at the bri
from mr. romney? >> i think what romney needs to do. does he understand their problems. when he's out there he touches them. he has to touch as many people as he can and he has to keep coming back. he has to talk about policies and not people. it is it about lower tax less government and economic growth that landlords to jobs. only thing that matters is yobs and who ever can tell them in a swing state. i know how to create them and i will help your family and your kids are going back to work and that is who am win. >> gretchen: that's what every election comes down to. the pocket book. what the governor said is important. does mitt romney understand the people's problems? when he is out there, does he touch them? and this is it all back to messaging. the fren percent thing; is that resonating in people's minds . he need toz get out there and let them know he cares about them. >> brian: president obama is doing a good job making the most of the tape. right now governor casecs approval at fren percent. if you make a governor's council of winning governors that might be the best supporte
that obama does. you only hear from bush. you don't hear that mr. romney is a break kind man who has spent his life in serving people. he is a very foreign businessman and he is not responsible -- he is a very fine businessman and he is not responsible for sending tough overseas. thank you very much. host: that as a lot to work with rich guest: what we have seen a couple of sundays ago -- our ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, went on television and try to say the attacks in libya was inspired by an anti-muslim trailer on youtube. they determined in 24 hours that was a terrorist attack. yet they went out on the network news and made the claim that this was caused by something else. that is the problem is that we would simply say i don't expect the network news media to come out and say everything i would say as a conservative american. i would like them to ask questions. we have had a couple of reporters at jay carney asking questions. the problem we have to tell is that president obama has not given a press conference in months. mitt romney was attacked for holding a press conf
think the challenge that romney faces. >> sean: mr. speaker, good to see you. >> good to be with you. >> sean: glad you're here. when we come back, a devastating new ad is coming up. we'll have that for you. it deals with the banghazi attacks. also the latest on the developments out of banghazi tonight and the letter that hillary clinton will in fact receive tomorrow. also coming up, we'll check in with ann coulter. david limbaugh will join us. later, arnold schwarzenegger talks about his personal life, his time as governor, and much more straight ahead. >> i created a huge screw-up. i had, you know, this child, and it destroyed my family. it was a situation where i couldn't even blame anybody else but myself. endless shrimp is our most popular promotion at red lobster. there's so many choices, the gues love it! [ male announcer ] don't miss endless shrimp. try as much as you like, anyway you like. like new teriyaki grilled shrimp for just $14.99! my name is gela trapp, and i sea food differently. my name is gela trapp, seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are start
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